Beware of Trains

Beware of Trains poster
Beware of Trains poster

‘Beware of Trains’. Dark, thrilling and funny. Full Press Release.

Pearly Oyster Productions, is happy to announce the completion of Emma Calder’s latest animated film Beware of Trains, funded by the British Film Institute’s Film Fund. 

“One-night I dreamt that I had murdered someone, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. The next day I wrote a stream of conscious story triggered by this nightmare.” Emma Calder.

A woman with extreme anxiety is devoured by four major preoccupations – the man she met by chance on a train, her dying father, her daughter’s safety and the murder she dreams she has committed.

Award winning animation director Emma Calder takes you on an emotional rollercoaster through a world vision collaged from traditional pencil drawings to complex colourful digital manipulation of models and photographs.

Festivals and Screenings to date:

All films are in competition unless followed by OOC

  1. Animafest, Zagreb (World Premiere) June 2022
  2. Annecy International Animation Film Festival. France. (French Premiere) June 2022
  3. Anibar Animation Festival. Kosova (Kosovan Premiere) July 2022
  4. Animafest Cyprus (Greek Premiere) Aug 2022
  5. Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK Premiere) Aug 2022
  6. Concorto Film Festival (Italian Premiere) Aug 2022
  7. Fantoche Animation Festival (Swiss Premiere) Sept 2022
  8. Sydney Underground Festival (Australian Premiere) Sept 2022
  9. Ottawa International Animation Festival. (North American Premiere) Sept 2022
  10. Sardinia Film Festival. Sept 2022
  11. Canlandıranlar Film Festival (Turkish Premiere) Oct 2022
  12. ANIMARIO 2022 International Short Film (Spanish Premiere) Oct 2022
  13. Bit Bang Buenos Aires (South American Premiere) Oct 2022
  14. Philadelphia Film Festival (US Premiere) Oct 2022
  15. Warsaw Animation Film Festival (Polish Premiere) Nov 2022
  16. Norwich (English Premiere) Nov 20220 (Now)
  17. POFF Shorts (Estonian Premiere) Nov 2022 OOC
  18. London International Film Festival (London Premiere) Nov 2022
  19. Animateka (Slovenia Premiere) Nov 2022 OOC                 
  20. Film Maudit 2.0 (L.A Premiere) Jan 15th 2023
  21. London Short Film Festival Jan 21st 2023